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THE POWER OF POSITIVE PINKING METRO GUEST COLUMNIST RICK MERCER REVEALS WHY HE’LL BE WEARING PINK WEDNESDAY TO HELP PUT AN END TO BULLYING PAGE 11
Crown argues girls set up trap 13-year-old girl who thought she was going to a sleepover was instead pimped out by other girls, Ottawa courtroom hears PAGE 6
Federal layoffs will go deeper, affect public more than advertised: Report CCPA. Agency predicts the public service will lose 28,700 jobs between March 2012 and March 2016 GRAHAM LANKTREE
INSENS NIGHT OF PARTYING
Possibly getting into the Senators spirit ahead of her May 2 concert at Scotiabank Place, Rihanna was photographed Sunday in West Hollywood in a Senators heritage jersey. She later tweeted a photo of herself wearing the same jersey next to a piano, and a photo of her leg Monday morning sporting the same shoe she’s wearing in this photo. “Evidence of an epic night!!! #wokeupinmyTomFordes” the controversial singer tweeted. MCAF/SPLASH NEWS
Not only will cuts to federal workers and departments be deeper than once thought, they will have broad impact on the services Canadians receive, rather than reducing “back office” fat, said experts and unions on the heels of a new report Monday. “It’s ironic that in order to have hard facts we’ve had to rely on outside information coming from a non-profit organization,” said Doug Marshall, national president of the Union of National Employees, of a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). “The report The Fog Finally Clears shows we need more information,” said Marshall, pointing out that parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page was not given access to the full extent of the cuts in the 2012 budget. “This is an excellent
By the numbers
Percentage of staff at Statistics Canada that will lose their jobs, according to a report by research institute Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
explanation of what really is happening and based on the government’s own department data.” Using data from 180 federal departments, David Macdonald, a senior economist with the CCPA, said Statistics Canada is set to lose a third of its staff, Human Resources and Skills Development will lose 24 per cent, and the government’s claim of 19,200 staff jettisoned over three years will balloon to 28,700 by 2016. “This is the first look at what the departments are planning the impacts to be,” he said. “We’re going to do it through cutting veterans health care, or animal and
food safety. There’s a real disconnect between the information we know now and balancing the budget a year or two early. Parliamentarians didn’t know any of this stuff when they voted on it.” With so many StatsCan jobs on the chopping block, it is inevitable that data-based decisions will be affected, said Macdonald. “This is really unfortunate. In terms of doing policy analysis, this is a significant cut,” he said. For example, the most recent budget indicated that there were deficiencies in skills and training for many Canadian workers, but the survey that would have told the government where to best invest its money was cancelled due to budget cuts last year, Macdonald said. He said it isn’t just federal programs that will suffer. “There’s heavy reliance on this data from businesses. There’s heavy reliance on this data by the provinces,” he said.
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“If you don’t know what’s going on, it’s difficult to make good policy.” David Macdonald, senior economist with the CCPA
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Rick Ross show gets the axe
Farmhouse fire shuts street Blackcreek Road was closed for several hours Monday while firefighters battled a blaze in a single-family home. Around 11:43 a.m. Ottawa Fire Services responded to 1968 Blackcreek Rd. for a structure fire at a two-storey farmhouse. The owner, who had been working in the barn, called 911 when he noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the house, said Ottawa fire spokesman Marc Messier. Firefighters gained entry in the home and reported heavy fire and smoke conditions. They found the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen. The owner was not injured, but he and his son were displaced from the home. Crews stayed on the scene into the evening on fire watch. Damage was estimated at $250,000 to the building and $75,000 to the contents. METRO
Daycare shooting victim was gifted kids’ artist A sample of daycare worker Neil Galliou’s illustrations for children. FACEBOOK.COM
Gatineau. There’s no indication of love triangle in deadly incident, say police GRAHAM LANKTREE
How a talented young daycare worker killed in Gatineau Friday became the target of a rampage by a Montessori school’s former handyman is a mystery, the city’s police force said Monday, indicating there is no evidence to suggest he was involved in a love triangle.
“Mr. Galliou was in Canada for the last year. He was here to exchange on best practices and learn in this domain,” said Gatineau police Chief Mario Harel of 38-year-old Neil Galliou of Brest, France. Galliou loved to draw for kids and showcased many examples of his work on his Facebook page. “His family told us that Mr. Galliou wished to return to France in a short while to put his knowledge to the use of kids there in an artistic context,” he said. Police revealed Galliou’s name Monday after reaching his family over the weekend following the shooting at the
Racines de Vie Montessori last Friday. Police confirmed that the shooter, Robert Charron, had recently gone through a messy separation from the director of the daycare. A search of Charron’s home, police said, turned up a suicide note, but no indication that the killing was motivated by a love triangle involving Galliou and the director. “We don’t have any information that somebody else was in the picture. We’re still investigating the meaning of all this,” said Harel, confirming that the director and the office of the daycare at 225 Gamelin St. was sprayed with an accelerant that Charron at-
tempted to ignite after killing Galliou. Somehow the director managed to get away and escape the building before Charron opened fire again, ending his own life, police said, indicating that the woman is just now calming down enough to speak about the attack. In total, 53 children were present at the daycare during the shooting, police said. Charron told workers to get them out of the building before he opened fire inside with a registered hunting shotgun. “Self-control and great reaction from the staff permitted the kids to get away from this environment,” said Harel.
Take a wine tour with premier sommelier After she became the first woman to slide into the top three at the Olympics of wine tasting in the Best Sommelier of the World competition in Tokyo last month, Ottawa wine expert Véronique Rivest is ready to give your taste buds a world tour. “It becomes easy to lose yourself in the poetry of wine,” said Rivest ahead of a special dinner Wednesday at Algonquin College, her alma
mater where she honed her craft. There she will do a blind taste test, a tutored wine tasting of six wines, and will pair the wines with plates being served to lucky diners. “It’s years and years of work. You don’t just decide to try to compete in these,” said Rivest of her most recent win. Even getting to second place, she said, only came after a sixyear quest to make it into the top three.
The key? Study, study, study, said Rivest, a frequent collaborator on the wine list of legendary Restaurant Les Fougeres in Chelsea, whose preparation included trips to New York, Toronto and Montreal to train with the best. See Rivest in action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the Best Sommelier of the World fundraiser. Tickets are $113. GRAHAM LANKTREE/METRO
Sommelier Véronique Rivest is delivering a wine-tasting dinner at Algonquin College on Wednesday. COURTESY OF ALGONQUIN COLLEGE
Protesters who organized a Facebook campaign calling for the cancellation of a Rick Ross concert planned for Tuesday night at the Ernst and Young Centre say they are pleased organizers have pulled the plug on the show. Following days of outcry over lyrics in a Ross song called U.O.E.N.O. that many interpreted as celebrating date rape, the promoter of the show, Urban Jamz, tweeted Rick Ross INVISION/ it had THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cancelled the event over “unforeseen circumstances” and also claimed unspecified security concerns. The event had been planned as part of annual “Pandemonium” celebrations typically organized by local post-secondary schools. But the University of Ottawa’s student union pulled out of the event, and later Carleton University’s student association also issued statements saying it would no longer participate. METRO
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City fights back as vacant heritage buildings lure drug users, homeless Eyesores. Measures could include stricter enforcement and charging owners annual permit fees to keep properties empty JOE LOFARO
City staff have put together a “shopping list” of measures to reduce the number of vacant heritage buildings they say have become eyesores frequented by drug users and the homeless. Marketing LindaCanadian Anderson, the city’s 100 Yonge Street, 16th Floor chief ofToronto, bylawON and M5Cregulatory 2W1 services, told the built heritage subcommittee Monday the plan is to more vigorously enforce existing property standard bylaws for heritage build-
ings and introduce some new bylaws. Most vacant heritage buildings can be found in Centretown and Lowertown. Committee members saw photos of buildings on Murray Street and Wilbrod Street with boardedup windows and deteriorating roofs. One of the new measures is to enforce an annual permit of $2,000 to owners of heritage buildings to keep them vacant. In 2010, the City of Winnipeg implemented this bylaw, which saw permit fees increase by at least $1,000 each year. “The idea behind that is to make sure the city is recoverFile Material deadline: Publications: ingName: the costBOR_AD_Cashback_Everyday_10x5.682_E_0313_R1 that we bear for vaAs part of a presentation to the built heritage subcommittee, staff cited properties at 207-209 Trim: x 5.682” cant 10” buildings,” said Anderson. Mar. 13, 2013Murray St., 260 Murray St. and 197-201 Wilbrod Street as Calgarycity Metro examples of heritage buildings that had fallen into disrepair. PROVIDED/CITY OF OTTAWA Bleed: Safety: n/a Mechstays Res: 300dpi “The 0 longer a building Edmonton Metro vacant, CMYK the more frequently Colours: Insertion dates: Halifax Metro suggested a buildings. Another measure she intro- Mar. we have to deal with graffiti, the buildings to normal prop14, 22, implementing 25, 2013 Ottawa Metro The community and proneedle issues, (and) homeless erty standards. The fee would duced at Monday’s meeting is higher standard for repairing Apr. 2, 9, 26, 2013 Toronto Metro people perhaps getting inside.” apply once the city gets the to go to the province to limit and maintaining vacant herit- tective services committee will 7, 23, 2013 Vancouver Metroon May age buildings and requiring fire have a chance to provide input tax reduction Anderson added the owners amendments to the bylaw in the property vacant properties. They also escape plans for commercial on the strategy on April 18. would still have to maintain place.
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Topless pic of cancer survivor goes viral Breast cancer. Ottawa woman says tattoos represent the disease leaving her body Kelly Davidson doesn’t have breasts, but she is alive. That’s what the three-time cancer survivor remembers every time she stands naked
in front of a mirror. Where her breasts used to be, there is now an elaborate tattoo of a fairy, forest and butterflies. “It reminds me every day of the battles that I’ve overcome,” she says. “I’ve won this war and hopefully I’ve beat it completely.” But when Davidson, a 34-year-old Ottawa medical assistant, posted a topless photo of herself to Facebook,
‘Buckets’ on bullies and balls
Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Buckets” Blakes swings a basketball around his body during a brief performance at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Monday. Blakes spoke to youth about the ABCs of bullying prevention: action, bravery and compassion, and about the history of the ball-spinning team. The Goodwill Ambassador also taught a few tricks and let the youth try their hand at manoeuvring a basketball like a pro. The visit came days before the Globetrotters perform at Scotiabank Place. Tickets for the April 11 event start at $15 and are available at capitaltickets.ca. JOE LOFARO/METRO Quebecoise chanteuse
Ariane Moffatt to make NAC debut
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Singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt will perform pieces from her latest album on April 18, in her first appearance at the National Arts Centre. Opening is Fanny Bloom, formerly of electropop group La Patère Rose. Tickets are on sale at the NAC, Ticketmaster, by phone at 1-888-991-2787 or online at nac-cna.ca. METRO
For the second year, children are creating art that will be auctioned on April 29. The charity auction is for the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. Students will roll their wheelchairs through paint and onto canvas repeatedly to produce abstract designs that are then stretched and framed. METRO
she didn’t expect it to attract more than half a million “likes” and be shared by more than 90,000 people. The photo went viral after she posted it on Why We Ink, a Facebook page for people with tattoos that mark their own battles with cancer or honour loved ones who have died from the disease. Davidson first grappled with cancer at age 11 when
“It’s my badge of honour and strength.” Kelly Davidson
she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At 28, she learned she had breast cancer, prompting two mastectomies. But rather than get recon-
structive surgery, Davidson opted for a tattoo. She had already been inked a few times and chose a fantasy scene with butterflies to symbolize the cancer leaving her body. “I decided to turn this negative thing into a positive, and put a beautiful piece of artwork in place of something that to a lot of people is really devastating,” she says. Torstar news service
Kelly Davidson contributed
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Girls plead not guilty to pimping other girls Trial begins. Teens accused of running child-prostitution ring jessica smith
The youngest victim of a prostitution ring, then 13, believed
she was heading to a sleepover with girls not much older than her whom she’d met online — but instead she was drugged, stripped, photographed and pimped out, the Crown alleges. Crown lawyers began building their case Monday against three teenage girls, two aged 15 and one 16 when they allegedly ran a prostitution ring in Ottawa last year. All three pleaded not guilty
to 36 charges, including human trafficking, forcible confinement, assault, robbery and uttering threats. They are the first minors in Canada to be charged with human trafficking. Two of the defendants are facing more charges, including three counts of making child pornography for allegedly taking photos of the victims and sending them to johns, as well as kidnapping, invitation to
sexual touching and sexual assault. The Youth Criminal Justice Act prevents the identification of the accused and their alleged victims. Crown lawyers Julien Lalande and Fara Rupert said their case will be built on the testimony of victims, some of the pimps, and witnesses whom the girls talked to, as well as Facebook conversations, tweets
and photos taken from the phone of one of the accused. The Crown believes the accused befriended other girls and then, through threats and violence, forced them to cooperate with their plans. According to the Crown, four girls were forced to perform sex acts, including oral and vaginal sex. Two others were beaten, stripped and photographed, lawyers allege.
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The first witness described the graffiti officers found in one of the accused girls’ bedrooms, including phrases like “We say FK the police in my house,” “Money make me come” and “Jiiizzzz” (slang for ejaculate) on the walls.
Magnotta hearing in final week Daran Lin, father of victim Jun Lin, leaves the court Monday as the preliminary hearing of Luka Rocco Magnotta enters its final week in Montreal. Magnotta sat impassively as a friend of Jun Lin answered questions from Crown and defence lawyers. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press
Alysena 28. Birth-control pills recalled for fear of containing extra placebos The maker of the birthcontrol pill Alysena 28 has issued an urgent recall after it was discovered that one lot of the contraceptive may have been incorrectly packaged with only two weeks of drug-containing tablets instead of three. Women taking the incorrectly packaged pill would not receive the proper amount of contraceptive, raising the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy. In a recall notice distributed by Health Canada, Apo-
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Poland. Jewish youths Ireland. Inquest opens honour Holocaust victims into fatal abortion refusal Thousands of young people from Israel and other countries marched in silence Monday at AuschwitzBirkenau, the former Nazi death camp in Poland, to pay homage to six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. They walked between the two main sections of the complex, Auschwitz and Birkenau. the associated press
The widower of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion has told a coroner’s inquest that a doctor denied her a termination on the grounds that “Ireland is a Catholic country.” Praveen Halappanavar made a lengthy statement MonYouths march to honour the dead. T:6.614” day at the start of an investigaAlik Keplicz/the associated press tion into why his 31-year-old
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Margaret Thatcher and Pierre Trudeau are shown in Australia in this Oct. 4, 1981, photo. Thatcher died of a stroke on Monday. the canadian press file
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A giant, an inspiration and an Iron Lady who rejuvenated conservative politics: that’s how Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday of a stroke at age 87, was remembered Monday by Canadian politicians as they weighed in on the death of an influential British leader. “I think if you look at the sweep of her life, what she did — not just in Britain, but what she did on the world stage — really laid the groundwork for
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Thatcher, when elected in 1979, became Britain’s first and so far only female prime minister, and the West’s first female head of government. Her political dominance and leadership helped her in three consecutive terms, and inspired women worldwide to break the glass ceiling of male-dominated politics.
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Federal policy enabled RBC outsourcing mess, says immigration expert Foreign workers. Firms are responding to incentives Ottawa created, lawyer notes Observers say the controversy over the Royal Bank of Canada’s decision to outsource dozens of Toronto jobs is part of an alarming trend bolstered by government policy. Immigration law expert Audrey Macklin says the government encourages companies to employ temporary foreign workers either directly or indirectly by processing their immigration documents faster and by allowing companies to pay those workers up to 15 per cent less than Canadians. She says a company like RBC is simply responding to incentives the government has created. Human Resources minis-
• The federal government is investigating iGate, the contractor being used by RBC to outsource dozens of Toronto jobs. • A spokeswoman for Human Resources Minister Diane Finley says the investigation is based on discrepancies
ter Diane Finley has said the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is only to fill “acute labour needs” when Canadians aren’t available for the work required. But NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the Conservative government has done nothing to stop a situation like RBC’s, which he says is depriving Canadians of their livelihoods. RBC has repeatedly said it did not hire foreign workers
between public statements by RBC and information previously provided to the government by iGate. • To obtain permits for temporary foreign workers, companies need to show a Canadian cannot be found to do the work.
to take over the job functions of current employees, but said it used the services of outside companies to improve “operational effectiveness.” Many Canadians have expressed outrage and even threatened to close their accounts upon learning that Canada’s largest bank had outsourced the jobs of 45 Toronto employees to an external supplier.
Putin just loves those topless trade missions A topless demonstrator with messages written on her back walks toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, as he toured a trade fair in Hannover, Germany, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. The trip underlines Russia’s interest in developing foreign trade, including further business ties with Germany. Jochen Lurbke/dpa/the Associated Press One-day event
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Shoe fetish? California. Trial over lead-warning labels on Canuck men going beyond baby food underway A trial began on Monday in a lawsuit filed by an environmental group against the U.S.’s largest baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to alert consumers that some products contains low amounts of lead. The trial will help determine if the products must carry warning labels in California. Gerber Products Co., Del Monte Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. and many other makers of baby foods and juices are selling products containing lead at levels that require warning labels under California Proposition 65, the Environmental Law Foundation asserts in the suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, Calif. Lawyers for the food companies say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tested products targeted in the lawsuit and decided levels were below the federal standards that require a warning. FDA tests on products named in the lawsuit also found lead levels “below FDA’s current tolerable intake levels for lead.” But both sides in the case agree on one fact: baby foods containing carrots, peaches,
Gerber Products Co., Del Monte Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. and many other makers of baby foods and juices are selling products containing lead at levels that require warning labels, a California lawsuit alleges. Getty images File
pears and sweet potatoes have some lead. Also covered by the suit are grape juice and fruit cocktail. Lead exposure can damage a child’s developing brain and lead to a lower IQ. Overall, lead poisoning in the U.S. has declined significantly since it was removed from paints and gasoline formulas. Still, more than 500,000 U.S. children are believed to have lead poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Associated Press
Now that they’ve nailed the skinny suit, Canadian men have started buying up fashionable shoes to match. Sales of men’s footwear increased by 13 per cent in Canada in 2012, according to research from The NPD Group. While women’s shoes sales grew by three per cent in 2012, sales of footwear for men pulled overall growth in the industry up by six per cent, to a total of $5.1 billion in sales. “We’re always quick to assume that women impel the success of the footwear market, but what we’re experiencing instead in Canada is a complete takeover of the shoe closet by men’s footwear,” said Tracey Jarosz, executive director for Canada Fashion at The NPD Group. Torstar News Service
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SNAP, SEND, SEE IT DISAPPEAR told Spiegel that the app could be interesting “I’m not using it for sexting!” I exclaimed as I if he made the photos permanent. The tech-lovsnatched my iPhone back from my friend whose ing wunderkind and his partner ignored this adeyebrows were raised disbelievingly. I had just vice and launched the self-destructing messareceived a slew of notifications from Snapchat ging service to the public in September 2011. and felt the need to defend my decision to downAvailable on iPhone and Android devices, the load an app known for promiscuous photo exfree app currently has more active users than Inchanges. stagram, but isn’t without its critics. Many have If you’re not in high school, there’s about an dismissed it as a way for bored teenagers to ex80 per cent chance you’ve never even heard of change risqué messages without getting caught Snapchat, so allow me to fill you in. The decidedby their parents. But while it’s likely that many ly simple app allows users to transmit photos are using the service to transmit content of the and videos that expire after a prescribed amount SHE SAYS not-so-clothed variety, it’s important to note that of time: between one and 10 seconds. Once a the app is gaining traction and developing a submessage has been viewed, it disappears from the Jessica Napier stantial user base beyond the horny coed demouser’s phone and Snapchat’s own company serv- metronews.ca graphic. More than 100 million images and viders. The free app is a relatively inane form of eos are sent through Snapchat every day and the time-wasting, but it’s also strangely addictive. app is generating a lot of buzz — although no actual revenue as of Creators Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy originally designed yet. the app as part of a class project at Stanford University. When As we become increasingly obsessed with documenting and presenting their idea, a venture capitalist sitting in on the class
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cataloguing our lives on social media, I can see the appeal behind a communication tool that operates on impermanence. While most social-networking platforms are highly self-conscious — requiring users to create their own carefully curated persona to package and present to their friends and fans — Snapchat facilitates a more spontaneous and candid form of communication. Its growing popularity is a reactionary response to the highly processed and everlasting content on other social media platforms. Not everything we say and do should stick around forever and it’s this desire for impermanent forms of expression that Spiegel and Murphy were able to tap into. Despite the opposition, the young developers — who have since received nearly $14 million in venture funding — knew that the disappearing nature of the messaging service would be its ultimate appeal. So even though it might be known for facilitating evidence-free sexting, the app also offers a new way for all of us to avoid being haunted by a “digital trail” and communicate in a Follow Jessica Napier on more uninhibited manner. Twitter @MetroSheSays
New on RMR: I’m wearing pink to protest bullying Rick Mercer
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Cameras help spot poachers in Indian national park Wildlife authorities used drones on Monday for aerial surveillance of a sprawling natural game park in northeastern India to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from armed poachers. Security officers conducted flights of the
Park has largest number of one-horned rhinos in the world
unmanned aircraft over the Kaziranga National Park. The drones will be flown at regular intervals to prevent rampant poaching in the park located in the remote Indian state of Assam. The drones are equipped with cameras and will be monitored by security guards, who find it difficult to guard the 480-square kilometre reserve. the associated press
• Poachers armed with automatic rifles killed 22 rhinos last year in the park, but have killed 16 rhinos already this year. • Rhino horn is in great demand in China and Southeast Asia, where it is believed to have medicinal properties.
• In recent weeks, wildlife authorities in Assam have deployed 300 armed guards to protect the rhinos in Kaziranga, but they have been no match for organized gangs of poachers who have been managing to strike at the rhinos with increasing regularity.
Tomorrow I will wear pink. Full disclosure: I don’t usually wear pink. I’m a black-andwhite guy, and even blue jeans are a stretch. That said, I am happy to make the exception if it means stating loud and clear that bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities across Canada must end. We all know that bullying can be fatal. We’ve heard the tragic tales of kids like Jamie Hubley and Amanda Todd, who ended their lives after being subjected to bullying at school. We hate to admit it but we know that there are more kids out there today who are suffering in silence. The Day of Pink is an important solution to this problem not only because it helps to raise awareness but because of where the idea originally came from. When students in Nova Scotia saw a younger student being harassed because he was wearing pink, they decided to do something. They took it upon themselves to buy every pink shirt in town and they did it on their own dime. The next day they handed these
shirts out at school. Suddenly the bullies who were making this young man’s life miserable were surrounded by students in pink. They learned in no uncertain terms that the vast majority of kids were not going to accept their behaviour. Message sent. To me, the kindness, courage, compassion and creativity exhibited by this gesture is what being Canadian is all about. Those kids stood up for someone who wasn’t in a position to stand up for himself. They could not have any idea what they started. This past year, 8.1 million kids around the world wore pink on the International Day of Pink to send the same message. The Day of Pink, like the zipper, is a Canadian success story. Someone should get these kids the Order of Canada. Kudos to Jer’s Vision, an incredible organization of young people, for working so hard to make the Day of Pink an international success story. I’m proud to support them and I look to them for solutions. They are young, I am not, and they know what’s going on in Canadian schools. Thankfully, I don’t. I will take their lead. They want me to wear pink? I’m in. So please, folks, wear pink tomorrow or, at the very least, throw a red sock in your white laundry tonight.
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Hyde Park on Hudson
Director. Roger Michell Stars. Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
••••• Bill Murray makes a charming Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney a stoic mistress Daisy in Hyde Park on Hudson, a film split between history, gossip and whimsy. But they’ve both got their work cut out for them with the wafer-thin screenplay, which Richard Nelson adapted from his BBC radio play of the same name. Titled for FDR’s upstate New York retreat, where America’s longestserving president took refuge — and rumoured sexual liaisons — as the Second World War threatened, Roger Michell’s film struggles for definition as either daffy comedy or insider’s view of history. Samuel West and Olivia Colman steal scenes as visiting King George VI and wife Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mum), befuddled by hot dogs and emboldened by booze during their 1939 visit with FDR, but The King’s Speech 2 this isn’t.
Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance ••••• Continuing its 90th anniversary celebration with a romance-themed boxed set, Warner Bros. also showcases the strong women who have enlivened the studio’s classics. This collection spans decades, continents and temperaments: from the spiky southern belles of Jezebel — Gone With the Wind, Annie Get Your Gun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Splendor in the Grass — to the northerly tempests of The Philadelphia Story, Now, Voyager, A Streetcar Named Desire and Rebel Without a Cause; to the foreign femmes and intrigues of Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver and Doctor Zhivago; to the modern women and wiles of A Touch of Class, The Goodbye Girl, The Bodyguard, You’ve Got Mail and Two Weeks Notice. PETER HOWELL
Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell are getting to work on the new Veronica Mars movie.
How to shoot for Mars with $2 million Kickstart cred. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas lets Metro in on some of the details about the upcoming fan-funded film MICHELLE CASTILLO
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Rob Thomas gave Metro World News some details about the upcoming Veronica Mars movie — which is scheduled for release in 2014 — and details about how the project came to be. The initial goal of $2 million seems small for a movie. Would it even be possible to make a Veronica Mars film with that budget? When Kristen and I went into it, we sort of agreed that we would make the, she called it the “No fancy trailers” budget. She and her husband had just done that movie, Hit and Run, and I think they made it for
around $2 million. So that was part of the ethos of it. Who is returning (besides Bell and Dohring)? Aren’t they a little too old for high school or even college? We’re in negotiations with the other cast members, and I’ve spoken to all the other cast members. Absolutely people want to do it, and I’m building it around the 10-year high school reunion, so I’m planning on using the bulk of them but deals still have to be made. (Kristen) is 28 as we pick up the movie. She has just got out of law school at Columbia and starting to interview for jobs in New York law firms. Why do you think fans have responded to Veronica Mars so much? The key to achieving the cult status is being able to hang on for a while. The fact that we started on UPN, and we were allowed to survive some not terrific numbers for a while was part of the equation because having done ABC, we’d only have
been on for two episodes and we would never have been allowed to grow into a cult status. Seinfeld started out with an order of six on a death night, and they allowed that to build. It went beyond cult status. I think being somewhere where no one noticed, where you weren’t expected to do good numbers or great numbers was key, and I think the character herself, Veronica, was a great fit for UPN. When I first went in there to have a meeting, they told me the direction they wanted to take the network. They said, “We think we’re going to skew young and female, and we’re looking for female empowerment shows.” I had written Veronica Mars a year before on spec. I had just written it for myself because it was an idea I was inspired by. I told them, “Well, I have a script in a drawer at home about a very empowered teenage girl.” I taught high school, in particular I taught freshman English. I was the adviser of the yearbook. I hung out with a lot of teenage girls.
I had a lot of teenage girls’ voices in my head. As a yearbook adviser, that’s primarily who you’re there after school with on worknights with. I think girls at that age are some of the most self-conscious people on the planet. One of the things I thought about Veronica Mars is that if she had some superhero power it’s that she’s beyond self-consciousness — that her life had taken her down such a rocky road, and she’d come out the other side and it was a pretty tough girl. She could say those things that I think teenage girls often wished they could say or (were) bold enough to say in a make no apologies sort of way, and I think that connected with a UPN audience. What about your other series Party Down? Will you be trying Kickstarter with that? We’re down a path with that. We hope that will become a movie as well. We’re not going the Kickstarter route. We’re writing a script for an independent production company that we really respect. We hope for good news on that in the next year or so.
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Bynes is twirling out of control in New York Amanda Bynes’ recent campaign of bizarre behaviour during her stay in New York is continuing unabated, with the former Nickelodeon star reportedly shocking attendees at a gymnastic class by showing up “in fishnets and a leotard that looked like lingerie,” according to Page Six. “She immediately started
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Fest a ‘recipe for disaster’ for Lohan: Friend Lindsay Lohan infamously scheduled her upcoming 90day rehab stint to start next month so that she can hit up the Coachella music festival starting this weekend, but at least one friend thinks she should skip it. “I fear for her life if she goes to the festival,” Danish promoter Claus Hjelmbak tells Radar Online. “Lindsay is in a very dark place right now, and I’m absolutely scared for her life. Coachella
is the last place she needs to be. For someone struggling with addiction, like Lindsay, the amount of drugs and alcohol at Coachella is just a recipe for disaster waiting to happen.” The music festival takes place over two weekends in the desert near Palm Springs, with a packed schedule of famous bands set to perform, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby and the Airborne Toxic Event.
Lambert splits from Finnish boyfriend Jay-Z and Beyoncé in hot water over their Havana nights THE WORD
Barrymore is fine with not having it all Drew Barrymore is learning a lot now that she’s a mom. “I know it seems like I do everything, but there’s so much I had to give up. Things have to go and that’s unfortunate,” she tells Us Weekly. “You know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing or you realize that your
relationship is going to suffer if you work night and day and weekends. Unfortunately, I was raised in this, like, generation of like, ‘Women can have it all,’ and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more important.”
acting strangely,” a source says. “She lined up with the other gymnasts, and each took their turn to perform a roll. But Amanda just walked out on the mat, was spinning around in circles and mumbling to herself.” Later, the source adds, Bynes “did a cartwheel, but her wig fell off, and she sat down and cried.”
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles may be in trouble for their lavish fifth wedding anniversary trip to Cuba last week, as it’s raising eyebrows with a few Florida politicians, according to Reuters. “Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba (for U.S. citizens), numerous press reports
described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” Florida Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mara Dias-Balart say in a letter to the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. “We represent a community of many who have been deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime’s atrocities, including former political prisoners and families of murdered innocents.” A rep for Jay-Z and Beyoncé was unavailable for comment. There is no word on how Jay-Z and Beyoncé were allowed to enter the country (travel for American citizens is very strict). My working theory? They are secretly Canadian.
American Idol vet Adam Lambert is single again, having split up with boyfriend and Finnish Big Brother winner Sauli Koskinen, Lambert tells the South Florida Gay News. “It’s been kind of on its way out in the last couple of months,” Lambert
says. “Sauli and I remain really good friends, and I know it’s a cliché to say, but it’s totally true. I just gave him a coffee and bagel earlier today. He’s a great person and we’ve had an amazing couple of years together. Things have just run their course.”
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How Beyoncé bid bye bye to her baby Blue weight Fitness. Squats, shakes and nerves of steel — we look back on how the bootylicious singer got back into shape after giving birth to her daughter
“I’m not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape” Beyoncé Talking about how she got back into shape.
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We find out how she was sure to squeeze into her (super tight) stage clothes so quickly.
Pack it on, get it off Beyoncé gained a total of 57 pounds throughout her pregnancy. But with her first show scheduled just three short months after having her baby, she had to lose it all — and fast. At the time, she was quoted as saying, “I’m definitely softer, but I feel my body bouncing back.” It did. And it probably wasn’t much fun. “Y’all have no idea how hard I worked! I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!” she confessed to her fans. But her trainer, Marco Borges, explained how her slimmed-down frame was simply the result of proper nutrition, regular workouts and breastfeeding.
Beyoncé got back to her fighting weight for the upcoming world tour and her return to the world’s stage. GETTY IMAGES
One year on, she’s maintained a stable weight.
Proper nutrition — eat lean, eat green and stick to your plan After initially shedding the extra pounds by sticking to a diet of vegetables,
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fruit, nuts, seeds, grains and clean proteins, Life & Style reported that in order to make sure the weight didn’t creep back on, Beyoncé has one vegan meal a day. The eating plan was recommended by Borges, who believes that a meat and dairy-free meal is a great way to get, “people to eat more greens than they normally would.”
And whenever she craves a crunchy snack, she ditches the chips and reaches out for something healthy like edamame beans, green apples or cucumbers sprinkled with vinegar, cayenne pepper and lemon.
Fierce discipline, explosive workouts Fitting into tiny corsets and
exposing your thighs in fishnet tights is a struggle for most women. Yes, even Beyoncé. Opening up to Shape Magazine just weeks before the start of her world tour, the singer revealed how difficult keeping in shape can be. “I’m not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape,” she said. But how does she manage to do that? It’s thanks to her drive, determination and dedication, Borges said, also to Shape. “We do a combination of cardio, calisthenics, resistance exercises and yoga. Whether she’s doing lunges, plies, reverse lunges or squats, she does 100 repetitions. When you do those sets, it is really an extension of your cardio, so you can sculpt muscles while building endurance. Beyoncé is really hardcore. She trains for 60 to 90 minutes, four to five days a week.” She sweat and she ate lettuce. But never once did she give up her boobs, her hips or her bum in favour of skin and bone. She’s a healthy, happy working mama.
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Staying safe on your bicycle commute to work this spring A right to ride
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Be careful passing parked cars. • Rules of the road. Drivers might not check for bikes after they park, meaning they could open their doors into an oncoming cyclist. Cyclists have the right to ride in the centre of a lane.
With spring officially upon us, legions of urban commuters are beginning to shed their quilted coats and search for excuses to spend more time outside. Commuting by bicycle can be a great way to savour the sunshine and jump-start your fitness routine while being eco-friendly. Inexperienced city cyclists might feel intimidated by busy streets and speedy drivers at first, but it is easy to gain confidence quickly while navigating a city on
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two wheels. After more than a decade of riding and working with bicycles in Tampa and New York City, bike mechanic Max Boyajian is familiar with the challenges cyclists face in crowded areas. He shared a few tips for starting out as a bike commuter. Fill ’er up If a bike hasn’t been used
through the winter, the tires will need to be refilled. If you don’t own your own pump, almost every bike shop has free air available for passing cyclists. Keep calm Even if they are following the rules of the road, city cyclists are bound to get honked at by irritated drivers. Don’t let
it rattle you, and don’t provoke drivers unnecessarily. “You’ve got to learn how to be honked at,” Boyajian says. Plan for the weather Waterproof outerwear can protect you from rain. Keep your clothes professionallooking by installing fenders onto your wheels. “They might look dumb, but they’re better than a strip of mud across your back,” Boyajian says.
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Yes. While on assignment in Portugal, CNN’s Anderson Cooper famously sunburned his eyeballs. He described the experience: “I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire — my eyeballs! — and I think, oh, maybe I have sand in my eyes or something.” Yes, it can happen, and at any time of year. Our content editor, Melissa Greer, interviewed Dr. Cheryl Zimmer of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. “The front clear surface of the eye, called the cornea, is composed of tissue similar to the skin. It’s very susceptible to the elements — wind and sun, in particu-
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lar,” Zimmer said. The resulting keratitis can cause blurry vision and very sore eyes, and can take 24 to 72 hours to heal. Squinting may protect your eyes but it can lead to headaches and eye strain, so the best protection is a pair of sunglasses, says Zimmer. She suggests a pair that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. According to Health Canada’s website, manufacturers follow voluntary industry standards when labelling sunglasses. Those labelled general purpose block 60 to 92 per cent of visible light and UVA rays, and between 95 and 99 per cent of UVB rays. TO CLAIM YOUR FREE COPY OF A FUTURE ISSUE OF BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE, GO TO BESTHEALTHMAG.CA/METRONEWS.
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I can never make enough of this simple salad. In restaurants, roasted peppers are often marinated in oil, which adds calories and fat. Here I use only one tablespoon of olive oil — and the results are outstanding. Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers contain an abundance of beta carotene and antioxidants, which help in the fight against cancer.
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Per serving: 88 calories; 2.7 g protein; 4.9 g fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 8.3 carbohydrates; 20 mg sodium; 2.2 mg cholesterol; 2.5 fibre
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U.S. women now twice as likely to live with a guy before marriage Nearly half of young U.S. women say the first time they lived with a guy, they weren’t married. That’s the finding of a government survey released Thursday. The results are a marked change from 1995, when only 34 per cent said they moved in together. Now it’s 48 per cent. Back then, 39 per cent said they married first, compared to 23 now. Experts say the numbers show living together is increasingly used as a testing ground for marriage. About 40 per cent of the women who lived with a guy went on to marry him within three years. The survey by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention questioned more than 12,000 women younger than 45 from 2006 to 2010. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Rosy red is the colour of spring; pick rhubarb while the cardinals sing. Rhubarb is a wild vegetable that we treat culinarily as a fruit. Not only is it loaded with B vitamins, if you go for the redder the stalks, there is more skin saving Vitamin A in your pie. To boot, this delicious delivery system of eye protection has everything your eyes are looking for: beta carotene, lutein and zeaxathin. Things NOT to do with rhubarb: • Do not eat the leaves. They contain nutrient bind-
ing oxalic acid as well as poisonous glycosides. • Do not ruin the low cal benefits by cooking with too much sugar; keep it tart. • Do not store raw stalks at room temperature. Either store in fridge in plastic or chop and freeze immediately. Here is the best cooking method to make a spread or pancake topping: Bring 1/4 cup orange juice to a boil; add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add 1.5 cups chopped rhubarb. Simmer until smooth.
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Are healthy couples happier couples? Create a routine with your partner been hard work. She finds that the improvements in her lifestyle have made this all worth it. “Physically I’ve increased stamina during cardio sessions, much more muscle definition and toning and an overall healthy appearance,” says Del Bois. Now people are so amazed by her hard work transformation that they go to her for help to achieve their fitness goals, so what advice does she have for us? “The first steps to getting in shape would be to adjust your eating habits and just start with 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity a day, whether it’s cardio, weight training, or even a Zumba class.” She also showcases her hard work, healthy recipes, and gives advice on her Facebook page, YouTube channel, and blog.
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Getting in shape isn’t always easy, but it helps when you have constant motivation from your partner. “My boyfriend was a huge help in terms of introducing me to a fit lifestyle and keeping me motivated,” says Bianca Del Bois of Burlington, Ont., who used to live an unhealthy lifestyle but is now a healthy fitness guru. For most couples, it really helps if both parties are into a healthier lifestyle. “We do the same routines together, jog together and do some creative outdoor workouts,” says Del Bois. Working out with your partner can be fun, but are healthier couples really happier couples? “Without sounding biased, yes!” says Del Bois. “I’ve never been happier or healthier in a relationship before. We really motivate
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each other to reach our full potential.” Now training to compete
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Nasty T5 slip surprise? Don’t panic Your money
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A reader who owned 200 Kraft Foods shares received a nasty surprise when a T5 slip arrived showing nearly $3,000 in U.S. dividend income. Kraft Foods Group split into Kraft Foods and Mondelez International in October, 2012. Every 100 shares of Kraft turned into 100 of Mondelez and roughly 33 of Kraft. The Kraft shares are deemed to be a foreign dividend by the Canada Revenue Agency and taxed as ordinary income. If you are in this situation, don’t panic about suddenly having more income than expected. “An election can be made under Section 86.1 of the Income Tax Act to exclude the deemed dividend from income,” notes Winnipeg-based tax expert and author, Evelyn Jacks. “This election must be made in writing and sent to CRA.
Owning company shares can show as extra income on your T5. Istock images
“Indicate the number and cost base for the original Kraft Foods Inc. shares; and the shares received as a result of the spin-off. If you make
the election to exclude the dividends, then the cost base of the post spin-off shares is based on the cost base of the original Kraft Foods Inc.
shares. The cost base is allocated between the new shares according to the fair market value immediately after the spin-off.” (Sign up for Jacks’
free tax newsletter knowledgebureau.com) So far so good, but now we must establish a cost base for the shares to report when and
if they are sold. Jacks comes to the rescue with a little math. Let’s say the shares were purchased for $20, $4,000 in total for this reader. This is called the Average Cost Base, ACB. The Mondelez shares were trading at $28 and the Kraft shares at $45.42 per share, post spin-off. Therefore the 200 Mondelez shares were worth $5,600 and the 66 Kraft Foods Group shares came to $2,997.72 US. Take that $4,000 ACB and allocate it like this: Mondelez: $4,000 x $5,600 divided by ($5,600+$2,997.72) = $2,605.34 Kraft: $4,000 x $2,997.34 divided by ($5,600+$2,997.72) = $1,394.48. Those are the new ACBs for the shares. If you sell half the Mondelez and half the Kraft in the future, adjust the cost base accordingly to report the capital gain or loss on your taxes. Stick the formula, and a few notes, in your investment file so you can reconstruct what you’ve done down the road. Now go take a headache remedy.
Five warning signs you’re the victim of card payment fraud
Are you a business owner? Do your part to fight fraud! Istock images
As more Canadian businesses begin to offer online shopping and online and mobile sales continue to grow, security experts point out that a few bad apples are also using the popularity of online shopping to scam merchants with stolen payment card information. “The good news is business owners and their employees can play a crucial role in the fight against fraud and they already have the tools to recognize and stop online, mobile or phone purchases carried out with stolen card data,” says Gord Jamieson, head of security for Visa Canada. Jamieson notes that business owners can be at risk when a payment card is not physically present. To help identify this type of fraud before it occurs, he recommends merchants watch for the following five
warning signs when carrying out transactions without the payment card:
This may indicate a batch of stolen cards being run from the same computer.
• Multiple purchases made with different cards, shipped to a single address This can indicate a batch of stolen payment card account numbers.
• Multiple transactions in close succession with very similar account numbers This may indicate account numbers that have been generated using illegal software.
• Multiple high value transactions made on the same card over a very short period of time This can indicate an attempt to “run the card” until the account is closed.
According to Jamieson, merchants or employees who come across any of these warning signs should request additional information from the cardholder. “There are many tools available to help merchants avoid fraud, like the address verification service, the “three digit code” and a service called Verified by Visa,” Jamieson said. He also recommends reporting the suspicious activity to their payment service provider as soon as possible.
• Multiple purchases made on a card with a single billing address, shipped to many different addresses This may indicate organized criminal activity. • Online transactions with multiple cards but a single IP address
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PM pleads with NHL to let its stars play in Sochi
Crosby not yet ready for return Lacing on hockey skates is going to have to wait. At this point, Sidney Crosby would settle for a meal that didn’t require a straw. The Pittsburgh Penguins star and his surgically repaired mouth remain on a liquid diet as he recovers from a broken jaw sustained in a win over the New York Islanders on March 30. The NHL’s leading scorer remains sidelined indefinitely and has not been cleared to return to practice. Crosby expects to meet with doctors later this week. “We’ll see how it heals and it will be a process here the next little bit but I’m not too worried about the teeth,” he said. “I’m worried about making sure I’m healed and hopefully that’s sooner rather than later.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel celebrates with her team after scoring a goal against Boston University in the women’s Frozen Four NCAA Championship on March 24 in Minneapolis. Kessel was named the top female player in the NCAA this past season as Minnesota went undefeated. STACY BENGS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kessel kin OK with villain role in Ottawa Hockey. Sister to Leafs sniper in line to help U.S. win world championship Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel is unloved in Ottawa when the Senators host the NHL’s battle of Ontario. His sister Amanda will accept the role of villain in that city if it means a gold medal at the women’s world hockey championship. “I guess I wouldn’t mind not being popular if our team won,” Amanda says. “It’s just exciting to be here in Canada,
a country that really supports hockey.” The 21-year-old from Madison, Wis., is evolving into a dominant player for the U.S. She’s four years younger than Phil, yet comparisons of their games will arise. “People always say we look like each other when we skate,” Phil says. “She’s a really skilled player. She’s a great player and when you watch her, she does all the little things real well.” Amanda has also heard comments comparing their skating strides. “That makes me happy to hear,” the sister says. “Obviously an awesome player and my favourite player to watch and
somebody I really look up to. “I think we both kind of stick handle and see the ice the same way. I like to pass the puck a little bit more and he likes to shoot it a little bit more. I don’t quite have that shot obviously.” Amanda draws on her older brother’s experience to navigate challenges on and off the ice. “Whenever we’re in slumps or not playing well, we shoot texts back and forth,” she says. “He’s just someone who, yeah, if something’s not going well with me, he’s been there and he’s obviously had his fair share with coaches and media and whatnot not on his side.
Booking a spot in the final
Hillary Knight scored the winning goal with just over six minutes to play and the United States advanced to the final of the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship with a 3-0 win over Finland on Monday. • Canada and Russia faced oﬀ Monday night in the other semiﬁnal match. Go to metronews.ca for the result of that game.
He’s always someone good to go to.” THE CANADIAN PRESS
Tears flow as hockey greats honoured
From right: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mark Messier, Dave King and Paul Henderson share a laugh during an induction ceremony into the Order of Hockey in Canada in Ottawa on Monday. ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS
NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier couldn’t stop the tears, or the lump from forming in his throat, as he and two other hockey greats were honoured Monday for their contributions to the game. The six-time Stanley Cup winner and perennial all-star broke down as he spoke of the national pride he felt as a young boy watching fellow Order of Hockey in Canada recipient Paul Henderson score the goal that sealed Canada’s hockey supremacy over the Soviet Union
Paul Henderson, 69, who has been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, told the audience that treatment he received as part of a clinical trial in the United States appears to have had a positive effect on his health.
in the 1972 Summit Series. “As an 11-year-old boy who was playing hockey, to get
that kind of opportunity to feel what real national pride is all about through the game of hockey obviously inspired me, not only as a hockey player, but to one day wear that sweater,” Messier said. Messier, Henderson and coaching legend Dave King join a select group of players and builders who have been awarded the Hockey Canada honour, including Jean Beliveau, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Cassie Campbell-Pascall. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to let the league’s stars play in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Harper says he speaks for all Canadians who want to see the country’s top players don the Maple Leaf at the Winter Games. NHL players have been part of the Olympics since 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The league is mulling whether it is worth shutting down its season for a few weeks to let its players take part in the 2014 Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Chinese teenager Tianlang to get pro tutorial at Masters Golf. 14-year-old turns heads upon historic arrival at Augusta Guan Tianlang is in good company this week at Augusta National. He played a practice round Monday with two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, then headed out in the afternoon with Tiger Woods. He has a game lined up Tuesday with Tom Watson, an eight-time major champion. On Wednesday, he plans to play with Nick
Faldo, winner of six majors. Can’t he play with someone his own age? Not at this Masters. Guan is the 14-year-old from China, the youngest to ever play in the Masters and the youngest at any major in 148 years. He qualified by winning the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship last fall in Thailand, and now gets a crack at the best in the game on one of the most famous courses in the world. Nerves? So far, only a big smile. “I’m really excited in the morning when I come out on the course and there’s many
“It’s frightening to think that he was born after I won my first Masters.” Tiger Woods when asked about 14-year-old Guan Tianlang at Bay Hill two weeks ago.
people here,” Guan said Monday, conducting his news conference in English with a Chinese translator at his side in case he needed help. He rarely did. The kid has shown to be special in many ways. He went wire-to-wire in the Asia Pacific amateur, and he wasn’t even rattled as he calmly rapped in a five-foot par putt for the one-shot win on the final hole. Even so, this is the Masters. Guan is 14, the only player in the field who brought his eighth-grade homework with him to Augusta National. “I knew he was young,” Steve Stricker said Monday. “I didn’t know he was the same age as my daughter.... I just can’t imagine being that young and competing at this level at such an early age. It will be interesting.” The Associated Press
Tiger Woods, left, chats with 14-year-old amateur Guan Tianlang during practice ahead of the Masters on Monday in Augusta, Ga. Darron Cummings/The Associated Press
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x — clinched playoff berth; z — clinched conference.
Tuesday’s games All Times Eastern Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
BASKETBALL NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday’s result Louisville vs. Michigan
EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Pittsburgh d-Montreal d-Washington Boston Toronto Ottawa NY Rangers NY Islanders New Jersey Winnipeg Buffalo Philadelphia Carolina Tampa Bay Florida
GP 39 38 39 37 38 38 38 39 39 40 39 38 37 38 39
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L OTL 10 0 8 3 17 2 9 2 13 0 13 2 15 0 16 3 14 3 19 0 17 2 18 1 19 1 20 0 20 5
SL GF 0 127 2 120 0 117 2 102 4 117 4 94 4 93 1 113 7 92 2 98 4 105 2 106 1 97 2 121 1 96
GA 95 91 110 79 106 85 90 119 106 120 118 118 115 114 132
Pt 58 55 42 52 46 44 42 42 40 40 38 37 34 34 32
GA 83 98 95 96 94 97 98 101 104 117 106 104 109 133 121
Pt 62 57 48 48 47 46 44 43 40 39 39 39 38 30 29
WESTERN CONFERENCE d-Chicago d-Anaheim d-Vancouver Los Angeles San Jose Minnesota St. Louis Detroit Phoenix Dallas Edmonton Columbus Nashville Calgary Colorado
GP 38 39 38 39 38 38 37 39 38 38 38 39 40 37 38
W 29 26 21 22 20 22 21 19 17 18 16 16 15 13 12
L OTL 5 0 8 2 11 1 13 1 11 3 14 1 14 1 15 3 15 2 17 2 15 4 16 3 17 2 20 1 21 4
SL GF 4 128 3 121 5 103 3 114 4 98 1 103 1 106 2 99 4 105 1 104 3 100 4 91 6 96 3 99 1 89
Monday’s results Carolina at Boston NY Rangers at Toronto Calgary at Colorado Phoenix at Vancouver Edmonton at Anaheim Tuesday’s games All Times Eastern Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
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GB — 11/2 2 2 21/2
W 4 4 4 3 3
L 2 3 3 3 4
Pct .667 .571 .571 .500 .429
GB — 1 /2 1 /2 1 11/2
W 5 4 3 2 1
L 2 2 4 4 5
Pct .714 .667 .429 .333 .167
GB — 1 /2 2 1 2 /2 31/2
CENTRAL DIVISION Chicago Kansas City Minnesota Detroit Cleveland
WEST DIVISION Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston
Monday’s results Boston 3 Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 11 Cleveland 6 Kansas City 3 Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay at Texas Houston at Seattle TUESDAY’S GAMES — All Times Eastern Toronto (Morrow 0-0) at Detroit (Sanchez 0-0), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 1-0) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hernandez 0-1) at Texas (Tepesch 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Parker 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-0) at Seattle (Maurer 0-1), 10:10 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s results Milwaukee 7 Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 13 St. Louis 4 N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia Atlanta at Miami Pittsburgh at Arizona Colorado at San Francisco.
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March 21 - April 20 Your mind is full of brilliant ideas. What are you going to do with them? Don’t just let them sit there doing nothing. Good ideas are like fertilizer, they need to be spread around so they can help people grow.
April 21 - May 21 A new opportunity is about to come your way. Make sure you use it wisely. Yes, you will have to adapt to events that don’t feel natural to you, but the effort will be worth it.
May 22 - June 21 Someone will try to get you to tone down your opinions a bit today — and you must have none of it. The world needs to hear what you have to say.
June 22 - July 23 You need to act tough today, even if you don’t feel tough. Give employers and other important people an image of you that is strong and self-assured, even if that is far from what you actually feel.
July 24 - Aug. 23 This is a wonderful time for you, a time of exciting adventures and encounters. You certainly won’t have any reason to complain that you are bored over the next 24 hours. If anything, there will be too much going on.
Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 You have so many options that it may get a bit too confusing. What happens over the next two or three days will nudge you in the right direction. Any choice is a good choice.
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Crossword: Canada Across and Down
Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 From the look of your solar chart, it would appear that someone is hoping you will say or do something they don’t have the guts to say or do themselves. You don’t mind.
Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Don’t stop to question why you are following a certain course of action. The fact that you have begun means you need to go all the way, regardless of whether your initial choice was right or wrong. Just do it.
Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 You are proud of your openness to new ideas but one idea you encounter today may be a bit too much for you. Does it make you feel uncomfortable that an unpleasant belief may be true?
Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 It seems you have something to say that is likely to hurt the feelings of more sensitive sorts. Say it anyway because someone has to tell the truth.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Spend time with friends today because they can help you get past the negative thoughts you’ve been having of late. You’ve done so much for them that they will jump at the chance to repay your kindness.
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being watched!” feeling) 4. Matt Damon flick, “The __ Supremacy” (2004) 5. Ti-Cats, Stamps and Bombers: 2 wds. 6. Collection of stuff
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7. Jai __ 8. Incline 9. Scope 10. Diana Krall’s musician hubby, Elvis __ 11. Three: German 12. Toy building block 13. Glenn Frey’s “The
Heat __”: 2 wds. 21. “Don’t make __ complicated.”: 2 wds. 22. Not forthright 25. Severe 26. “Let’s take _ __.” 27. Jean de Brunhoff’s elephant 28. Lummoxes 29. “..._ __ my Annabel Lee...” - Edgar Allan Poe 30. Ancient Greece column style 31. Gullible 32. Car named after Henry Ford’s son 35. “_ __ is me.” (Sniff, sniff) 38. Dig up 40. Catch a connecting bus 42. “...only __ __ / I don’t know where my soul is...” - Nelly Furtado 43. Title in Turkey 46. Prefix to ‘form’ (Soldier’s suit) 48. Mickey of movies 50. Garbage spots 51. Accept 52. Bits of vocal acrobatics 53. Van Gogh flower 54. Tardy 55. Ship’s front 56. “_ __ to please!” 57. England’s Newcastle-upon-__ 61. Beatles’ Pepper, e.g.
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